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Author Topic: The introspective December 18 crossword  (Read 716 times)

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The introspective December 18 crossword
« on: December 18, 2017, 05:22:57 PM »
Brock Wilson has been creating crosswords since 2015. Most of his puzzles have been published on Mondays. Garfield may not like Mondays but Brock Wilson certainly does. Today's puzzle includes these answers:

Even-steven: ALLSQUARE
Is totally in the dark: HASNOCLUE
Shunning public utilities and such: GOINGOFFTHEGRID
Respond to cries of "Encore!": DOANOTHERNUMBER

"Where to find the last words" of those answers is CROSSWORDPUZZLE. Indeed -- not only today but every day.

Three formerly-taboo-in-crosswords brand names appear today: EGGO, ("Toaster waffle choice"), SAAB ("Classic 900 automaker") and JEEPS ("Cherokee and Wrangler"). "'Say what?' responses" is HUHS. Many people say "Huh?" when they don't hear something clearly but turning the word into a noun and making it plural in order to fit a crossword grid? Awkward. "Twelfths of yrs." is MOS, which is also awkward -- but not as awkward as HUHS. "Like used fireplaces" is ASHY, another awkward word.

"Word before toast or after peach" is MELBA. Melba toast is a dry, crisp, thinly-sliced toast often served with soup or salad. Peach melba is a dessert made with vanilla ice cream, peaches and raspberry purée. Both were created for -- and named for -- Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931). She was born Helen Porter Mitchell in Victoria and took the stage name Nellie Melba as a tribute to Melbourne, where she lived as a teenager. She performed at Covent Garden in London for 37 years. Here is a detailed biography:

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/melba-dame-nellie-7551

Christmas is just one week away. The Puzzles To Print website has a selection of printable Christmas-themed crosswords, sudokus and word-search puzzles:

https://www.puzzles-to-print.com/christmas-puzzles/

And how do we know Santa Claus is good at karate? He has a black belt.


 


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